Happy Computer Security Day

This week several organizations around the world have celebrated the Computer Security Day (CSD) to raise the awareness of computer security issues. See how you can remind people to protect their computers and information

This week several organizations around the world have celebrated the Computer Security Day (CSD) to raise the awareness of computer security issues. This annual event started in 1988 and aims to remind people to protect their computers and information. It's held on November 30th although some organizations changed this date slightly in order to better adequate their business calendars.For 2006 the theme for CSD will be Working Together. The idea is that for security to work, we must all take part. Each individual plays a part in the group responsibility for protecting information assets and resources. These include:VirusesPC securityFirewallsUsing strong passwordsSocial engineeringPhysical security of information resources and assetsHow to participateCSD Association divulgated a list with more than 50 ways to participate in Computer Security Day: http://www.computersecurityday.org/activity.htmCSD Initiatives around the worldAusCERT, the australian Information Security Institute (QUT) and the Australian Information Security Association organized a non-profit event November 27th in Brisbane, Australia.The event schedule and presentation materials are available on AusCERT website:http://www.auscert.org.au/csdCAIS/RNP has organized a non-profit event in Brazil, a security quiz (in portuguese) and several security-related information and entertainment on their website. The event is also available online, through video and presentation files:http://www.rnp.br/eventos/disi/2006/ (Portuguese) UNAM-CERT organized an event in November 27th at Mexico, also available through videoconference, and made available a list of actions everyone can do to increase the computer security — available on english and spanish on their website:http://www.disc.unam.mx/ingles/ http://www.disc.unam.mx (Spanish) More information about the Computer Securtity Day is available at:http://www.computersecurityday.org

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Happy Computer Security Day

This week several organizations around the world have celebrated the Computer Security Day (CSD) to raise the awareness of computer security issues. See how you can remind people to protect their computers and information

This week several organizations around the world have celebrated the Computer Security Day (CSD) to raise the awareness of computer security issues. This annual event started in 1988 and aims to remind people to protect their computers and information. It's held on November 30th although some organizations changed this date slightly in order to better adequate their business calendars.